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WH Websites Still Claim You Can Keep Your Plan

This is currently posted at The White House website:

Facts Are Stubborn Things

By Macon Phillips | August 04, 2009

Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."

Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.

In this video [above], Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them. He has even proposed eight consumer protections relating specifically to the health insurance industry.

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there…

Yep, there sure is. And we, the US taxpayer, have to pay for it.

And this is also still up at the White House’s Healthcare FAQ:

Q: Will my coverage at work change?

A: No. If you like the health plan you have, you will be able to keep it.

Nothing in the health reform bill will require you to change your coverage. What the bill will do is strengthen the coverage you get at work by making it  easier to understand and adding some clear rules to rein in the worst insurance company abuses.

And also from the White House website, we have this solemn reassurance from Stephanie Cutter, herself:

Yes, You Can Keep Your Health Plan

Stephanie Cutter | May 18, 2010

The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed today charging that the Affordable Care Act will prevent people from keeping their current health plan and limit their choices. However, this ignores the realities of health reform.

First, the 150 million Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance—who make up the vast majority of those with private health insurance today—will not see major changes to their coverage…

Second, I agree with the WSJ op-ed that the Affordable Care Act’s biggest changes will be for the individual market, but with the opposite conclusion…

A key point to remember is that while the Act makes many changes to the individual market, it specifically allows those who want to keep their current insurance to do so.  Most of the Act’s protections apply only to new policies, allowing people to stick with their current plan if they prefer…

The bottom line is that the Act allows people to keep the insurance they have, while also providing more and better options for all.

Stephanie Cutter is Assistant to the President for Special Projects

Again, all of these blatant lies are still up on the taxpayer funded White House website. They are that shameless.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 7th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “WH Websites Still Claim You Can Keep Your Plan”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I see what they’re doing.

    You will like your doctor and your plan, The one we assign you. You will like it

    The consequences of not Liking either is White House Eternal Wrath.

    • captstubby says:

      “If you like the health plan you have, you will be able to keep it. ”

      Obama/ Reality Translation;

      “When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it.”

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